Case Study

Impact & Aha Moment!

The Story of Mr. Koh – Project Executive, Singapore

Career Guidance and Leadership

Brief Background

A project executive looking to have better work life balance and working relationships with his subordinates. Leadership was especially challenging while working with subordinates from different cultural & educational backgrounds, as well as managing multiple projects at once. There also seemed to be a struggle to manage the team’s attitude as the commitment and loyalty towards the project was lacking.

Coaching Style & Tools:

CliftonStrengths Assessment tool & Signature Questioning technique.

Key Challenges

  • Striking a work life balance, as he would like to spend more relaxed time with family and less time worrying about the project – especially whether the subordinates are performing the job as required during his absence.
  • Finding a role and work environment that could support his personal and professional needs.

The Impact / Aha Moment!

  • Check out this audio for a sample of the magical pivot moment – the turning point!

Recent Development:

He is currently well established and stable in another company which offered him a role that is more suitable for his personal and professional needs. He is also able to spend more quality with his family after work.

The Story of Ms. Lim - worked in Semi-Government, Non-profit, Singapore

Gaining back her power after a history of broken relationship and battling depression.

Brief Background

When Ms. Lim first reached out to me for a free introductory call, she was really keen on getting her life back on track. She approached me with a ‘cover’ of needing help with performing better at work. As the call went on, she slowly revealed her history with depression & therapy (she did not reveal about her past relationship yet) but decided not to go for the sessions at this point due to financial constraints (also due to her ongoing therapy bills).

Few weeks down the road, she happened to sign up for my free 60min coaching promotion – this is where we were able to uncover a lot of suppressed memories and challenges, and she decided to take up 3 more paid sessions with me.

Coaching Style & Tools:

Signature Therapeutic coaching approach, Clifton Strengths Assessment tool & Signature Questioning technique.

Key Challenges

Reluctance and uncertainty if the sessions would help her, since nothing worked in the past.

The CliftonStrengths report that she took about 7 years ago was completely contradictory to her current strengths report – which is the real her and how can we get that essence back? Or is there something totally new?

She has lost hope due to the feeling of – ‘time has passed me by’.

The Impact / Aha Moment!

She was able to re-discover her real self and talents where she used to shine the most and regain confidence back at work with improved peer-peer relationships.

We worked on uncovering the biggest block and blind spot in her situation that stemmed out of a toxic relationship that she was in the past, and then cleared those blockages and past resistance for good.

Recent Development:

She is now more confident with a new sense and feeling of lightness and joy! In her own words – “This was not a regular coaching session that I expected. It was really very different… almost like a therapy. I could open up at both the practical and emotional level and uncover deeper insights about myself.”

Mr. Madheshwaran - Business Operations Associate, India

Finding Purpose

Brief Background

A bright and ambitious young man in his early 20s approached me for help as he was lost and wanted to find his life purpose. He had quit his well-paying and stable job to pursue his dream of becoming a Sportsman – Cricketer. However, within a few weeks he sustained some physical injuries that required him to stay away from the game he loved. This added to his frustration and he did not see any possibility or hope for the future. He was also toying with the idea of entrepreneurship at the same time.

Coaching Style & Tools:

CliftonStrengths Assessment tool, Signature Questioning technique & Purpose Discovery model.

Key Challenges

His profile and life situation were not suitable to enter pursue a career in his favourite sport.

He believed that becoming a Cricketer was his passion, and thus a life goal.

His actual potential and core talents (which are linked to an individual’s needs and purpose) were latent and unexplored.

The Impact / Aha Moment!

He realized that it’s not the game of cricket but the qualities of an athlete, especially the Leadership of the team captain, that he is drawn towards.

With the help of my questioning technique, he could see how his natural talents could be fed by aiming them in other areas of his life, as well as career options that were more practical and achievable while being his natural best.

We went through a discovery process together from which he was able to discover and write down his purpose in 1 sentence.

He has now made a successful move to a career that is purposeful and more aligned to his natural talents. Do note that the purpose is evolutionary, although it will not deviate much from the core idea.

Recent Development:

He is currently in Germany and received a job offer as a Senior consultant at a leading German multinational financial services company in the digital transformation space. In his words – “I repeatedly quoted my strengths from the report, our purpose discovery process, etc. This job now gives me a settled atmosphere to work on my ideas again. I feel extremely grateful for the help I got from you during one of my most challenging times and it shaped me into something really better. I was really concerned about landing up in a junior job role again after 3 years of work experience, but it finally feels good to have got a senior role. The credit goes to you and again a great testimony to your coaching sessions, yes there are short term results but there are huge gifts on the longer term.”

Ms. Priya – Fashion & Marketing, Indian Expat in Singapore

Relationship harmony & wellness

Brief Background

A successful and cheerful lady in her 30s approached for help to instill positivity and happiness in her relationship with her husband, as well as work on improving her emotional well-being.

Coaching Style & Tools:

Signature Therapeutic coaching approach & Signature Questioning technique.

Key Challenges

She and her husband were complete opposites which led to expectations from each other which the other could not fulfill. This led to dissatisfaction even though the rest of the surrounding factors like money, comfort and family support were doing well.

The Impact / Aha Moment!

She experienced a mind-shift moment when she realized how her husband accepted and supported her hobbies & choices that were complete opposite to his, and how that made her happy. But, in hindsight, she unknowingly tried to instill ‘good habits’ in her husband even though that was not what he wanted.

This was the root cause of the dissatisfaction for both.

After a few interactions, she realized how their differences could work as a complementing factor, instead of a conflicting factor.

Recent Development:

She could see how appreciating little things in her partner could change the entire perspective, than expecting something that is more suited to her liking (and vice versa). She could see the hidden rewards in those differences than forcing similarity. She had an experience of “Fairy energy”, which is a term she uses for a feeling of freedom and bliss.

She is now more aware of situations that come up and is able to express herself freely with better communication and understanding until it becomes a habit. She is able to maintain peace and harmony in the relationship with her husband, as well as focus on her well-being.

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Kiran Deshpande

Regional Program Director – APAC & North Asia

From the first contact, I immediately felt a good vibe which resonated throughout the entire process. Payal helped me to define my strengths and use them in the pursuit of a finding a new professional challenge. Thanks to her, I am more aware how I can capitalise on these strengths in my day-to-day job and the challenges that come with it. Highly recommend her and her style of coaching!
Anthony Van Eeckhout

Human Resources Manager

I had 4 coaching sessions with Payal. We looked at addressing resistance from the past, clarifying my goals and owning my strengths. Her way of relating to people really allowed me to open up at both the practical and emotional level and uncover deeper insights about myself. She was able to call my attention to blind spots and help me process resistance which I did not know was affecting me to such a large extent.
Emma Lim

Legal, Semi-Govt, Non-profit

Payal was my first career coach and a godsend! She is energetic, breaks things down easily, easy-going and caring. She also is fairly knowledgeable and can provide useful insights from a corporate/management/culture side of things. Would highly recommend her services to anyone looking to build on their strengths individually and within and organisation with clarity, positivity and a long-term growth mindset.
Pixie

Businesswoman, Singapore’s largest conglomerate

Payal is a very dynamic personal achievement expert with deep technical know-how but also a strong understanding of the human mind. She enjoys learning new things and is quick to apply practical knowledge where most useful.
Nader Sabry

CEO – Founder

Payal created a huge difference in my life at a very crucial juncture. Confusions were the source of all miseries in the past 8-9 months. I could only feel more gratified when I realized that the internal battles were finally over and the directions had been clearly laid out. Every little achievement from now stems from the strong seeds of foundation sown by Payal. Thanks for instilling so much sense and wisdom and making me a better person.
Pravin Madheshwaran

Business Operations Associate

“Payal is an excellent example of a person whose professional and personal interests are the same. Instead of working on weaknesses, she concentrates on the strengths to overcome our weaknesses. I had the opportunity to sit with her for a coaching session, and she definitely showed the bright light.”
Mrugesh Kulkarni

Cluster General Manager

I have taken the strengths coaching session with Payal. The 1h session was quite ground-breaking for me, as I discovered sides in me I didn't realize I had and sides in me I didn't realize were real strengths. I’m very happy to have to rethink my own personal strategies for the future and to reach my goals staying true to myself, my nature and my gifts.
Loic L

Sales Manager

Payal has an incredible quality of connecting with you right away. She has managed to help me with stress management and general wellness in a fun, educative and easy-going manner. Highly recommend her for her capabilities as a life coach and her unique blended style of coaching.
Supriya

Marketing Consultant

“Just a simple hour-long session and Payal managed to help me tackle a huge hurdle that has been hindering my progression. She is resourceful and delivers clear direction based on each individual's strength profiles. Her dedication and willingness to make a difference in other people's life is admirable.”
Nelson Lim

Fund Accountant

I was job hopping for the longest time because of job dissatisfaction. I was lost and didn't know what I want in my career. Payal helped me realize the person I really am, which led me into a direction out of the maze I was in. She also gives very objective and useful insights on how we can leverage on our strengths. Thank you Payal, for helping me find the way.
Geraldine Chan

Learning and Development Executive

Payal always maps my profile well with real life situations and helps me focus my strengths in the right direction to come out of any negative situation I undergo. She continuously follows up between sessions to make sure I am using my learning effectively and am on the right track. Thanks, Payal for helping me through my downtimes.
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Software Development Engineer

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Management Consultant

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Karishma Seetharaman

Graduating College Student

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